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Bucks vs Cavaliers update: Milwaukee leads Cleveland 55-49

The Cavaliers are struggling on the defensive end for the second straight game.

Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE

The Milwaukee Bucks shot 64.9 percent from the field as a team to open up a 55-49 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers at halftime.

The Cavaliers shot just 46.2 percent from the field as a team to open the game.

Milwaukee opened the second quarter with a 16-0 run to take a 39-27 lead with 7:29 left in the second quarter which prompted the return of Kyrie Irving to the floor. The Cavaliers had a six-point lead late in the first quarter when Irving left the game and they were down 12 once he re-entered.

Irving finished the half with 12 points and three assists on 5-of-9 shooting from the field. Alonzo Gee led the Cavaliers with 16 points, in the half on 5-of-7 shooting from the field.

Mike Dunleavy had 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists on 5-of-6 shooting from the field off the bench for Milwaukee in the first two quarters. Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 16 points in the first half.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.